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Turning Anxiety into Action

 

Half of teachers feel ill-equipped to deal with student anxiety around climate change. Climate anxiety is proving to be a key challenge in today’s in school environment, adding to the stress levels of teenagers and teachers who feel ill- equipped to help their students. Find out what we're doing to combat it.

 

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New Year's revolutions

 

With the 12-year countdown-to-solve-climate-change clock having ticked down to ten years, personally this year’s resolutions held much more weight than in previous years – but, with millions of young people rallying for revolution, equal measures of hope.

 

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Water Explorer at COP25

 

On Wednesday 11th December, Water Explorer, the award-winning global schools programme from Global Action Plan was presented at COP25 in Madrid by Carlos Oppe from Global Action Plan Spain (part of Global Action Plan International). Carlos was joined by Water Explorers and showcased what the programme has achieved since it began in 2014.

 

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Water Explorer International Celebration Event 2019

 

On Tuesday 12th November, the Water Explorer programme's International final was held via teleconference. Water Explorer HQ were joined by this year’s top teams from Spain, Italy, France, UK, Switzerland, Malta, South Africa, Poland and Turkey.

 

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Water Explorer student presenting at Celebration Event

Global Action Plan launch paper: Values to Transform Our World

Young people have grown up in a consumerist culture that reinforces values of self-interest which research shows are harmful to our emotional health, our communities and the planet.

 

Today (17th October) Global Action Plan is publishing a paper aimed at school leaders but relevant to anyone with an interest in the future of education. The paper suggests a framework for student wellbeing and a healthy planet, drawn from decades of academic research.

 

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Water Explorer student presenting at Celebration Event

UPDATE: Redfield Crowned Winners at Water Explorer Celebration Event

On Friday 27th September, the top five Water Explorer teams came together at HSBC Headquarters in Canary Wharf, London to celebrate the amazing work they have achieved this past academic year.

 

The Water Explorer programme is a Global Action Plan initiative encouraging children aged 8-14 from over 13 countries to take bold and powerful action to save our precious water through fun, interactive water saving Missions.

 

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Transform Our World teacher resource hub launches!

Launching today (Friday 20 September), Transform Our World is a new hub full of free, practical resources for teachers. It empowers young people to tackle the root causes of the climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. The hub will help teachers channel the emerging excitement around climate action into schools-based activities.

 

Picked and rated by teachers, the resources will provide opportunities for students to lead impactful projects that benefit their friends, family and local area, as well as the wider world. The resources are sourced from a range of partner organisations that are expert in inspiring young people to protect the natural world through schools programmes.

 

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Climate Strikes

Since Greta Thunberg stood on the steps of the Swedish Parliament in August 2018 and called for climate action, the world has changed. The climate breakdown has risen up the news agenda. Young people are taking action.

 

The movement Greta founded, #Fridaysforfuture refers to how she strikes every Friday to protest a lack of climate legislation. Greta has been invited to speak at a lot of high-profile events, and has inspired many students around the globe to also go on strike.

 

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Flyer for The Big Climate Fightback, showing the tops of trees in a dense forest

A UK-wide Future Generations Act

Younger and future generations face a disproportionately challenging future due to older generations’ complacency to act on environmental issues, warns The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in a new discussion paper.

 

Called, ‘Inheriting the Earth? The unprecedented challenge of environmental breakdown for younger generations’, the paper was published on Tuesday and is the second in a series of five being released by IPPR.

 

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“Practical, fun, easy to use, incredibly informative…” - A Year 5 teacher’s view on Transform Our World

Luisa, a primary teacher in South London, is one of our Transform Our World teacher reviewers. She tells us why she’s excited about the Transform Our World launch.

 

A transforming world

I started working in primary schools in southeast London in 2012 (beginning first as a teaching assistant and now I’m a teacher), and in that time I can definitely see a shift in the way climate change and its related causes and effects is talked about across the school community.

 

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The Big Climate Fightback

On 30th November, the Woodland Trust are coordinating The Big Climate Fightback, a mass tree planting across the UK. This new campaign is a call to action, asking everyone and anyone to plant trees in the fight against climate change.

 

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Transform Our World Youth Summit

Access catch up content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit

 

As a Transform Our World user, you can access the content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit and catch up on the content across three themed days, looking at individual actions we can do, people in power we can influence and the importance of living our true values.  

 

Follow the links below and check out the timestamp guide to navigate the content.

 

 

Catch up on Action Day

 

Catch up on Power Day

 

Catch up on Values Day

 

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